Our Staff

Jennifer Vance Jennifer Vance - Director
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am the Director of the Kentucky School of Bartending. I would like to thank you for choosing to browse our web site and for your interest in bartending. I've bartended around the world from pubs in London to casinos in Europe, and I can tell you that the best place to make money and have fun bartending is right here in the United States. Our classroom is set up just like a real bar so you can get simulated on-the-job training. We've trained and successfully placed hundreds of bartenders over the past 24 years. Our job placement is great, and we guarantee job placement assistance for a lifetime! We have local and nationwide placement, plus free refresher courses if you ever need a brush up. If you'd like to see a class, or sit in on one to see if it's for you, just call our admissions office or email us.

Heather Grimes Heather Grimes - Admissions
Hi! I'm Heather and I've been with the Kentucky School of Bartending since 1997. During that time I have helped every type of person you can think of from unemployed persons with no job skills, to doctors, CEOs and retirees to become professional bartenders and to find employment. I love the fact that there is a bartending job for every type of personality.

Angela Barrett Angela Barrett - Director of Operations
I have worked with the Kentucky School of Bartending since 1998 and enjoy inter-relating with both the staff and the students. Before becoming Director of Operations, I worked as an instructor. I still bartend at private parties whenever I want to raise a little extra spending money and I love the extra flexibility that bartending allows me!

Dino Passehl Dino Passehl - Instructor & Job Placement Director
I've always enjoyed teaching as well as being a bartender, so this was the perfect job for me. The job placement aspect is especially fun and rewarding as we have built over the years a strong relationship with the different establishments here locally, and also with our reciprocal placement schools across the United States. Its very rewarding to see my students bartending, having fun, and making good money.